We made a trip to the Whole Foods in Kensington for our Halloween morning outing. It is a cold and windy London day, so the costume that my Mom made for Lua was perfect and it kept her nice and warm.

Why Whole Foods, well, we wanted an indoor location, we had never been and have wanted to check it out since we moved as it is the largest store in London.

They had a chocolate counter – perfect! Lua’s Halloween treat is complete!

And here is what she thought when I let her pick out only 2 chocolates, yikes!

A couple of days ago we carved our pumpkin.

As you can see, my carving skills require some practice!

We decided to make roasted pumpkin seeds after pulling out the insides.

They are so easy to make, just remove seeds from the pumpkin, rinse and dry well.

Season with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.

We are now warm and snug at home as a cold wind blows dark grey clouds through the London sky. And for a special treat, we are watching Mary Poppins instead of going out trick-or-treating. As much as I love watching Mary Poppins, I am missing home, wishing we could be trick-or-treating with you all.

We hope you have a wonderful and festive day! Also we are thinking of all of our East Coast family and friends and sending much love to you all!